Wednesday, October 15, 2014

{2014} Holiday Gift Guide.

  I am so excited for the 2014 WithASmileBlog Holiday Gift Guide! I've rounded up some of my absolute favorite handmade shop owners and can't wait to share them with you. As you start making wishlists and begin shopping for your loved ones this holiday season, I hope you consider these shops! Many of them have included special coupon codes to help you jumpstart your shopping- be sure to take advantage of these great deals! This is the first of three features- so be sure to check back on October 22nd and October 29th to see even more shops. And don't forget to come back on November 6th for a big 'ole Holiday Gift Guide giveaway!!!

  Today's post is so fun because, not only are there some shops I buy from often, some are based right in my city! Be sure to click through to their shops, look around, and follow them on social media to see what new things they're offering this holiday season! 

Aleks Handmade

 Aleks Handmade is a small online shop created by Aleks and Brad Slocum. We believe play is the most important form of discovery in a child's life. We create soft toys that evoke the natural imagination of young children. From imagining elephants and giraffes in the jungle to swimming with whales in the ocean, we have a softie that will bring out adventure in your young child. Our softies are created by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail. Our fabrics and poly fil are handpicked by Aleks, who designs and creates each softie.
Be on the lookout for our newest softie, the penguin! He will be available for holiday orders starting October 16th.


Alex & Ally

  Alex and Ally strives to make modern baby items that are functional for baby and fashionable for mom. From teething rings to adorable bibs and newborn hats- you'll find the cutest baby goods that are also practical!  

Use coupon code HOLIDAYGIFTGUIDE for $5.00 off your order of $25.00 or more


Amy Cornwell

I make handmade jewelry to celebrate life's events. I started my business in 2004 and quit my day job over 3 years ago to make jewelry full time. My best sellers are the True Love Ring and Teeny Stamped Bands. I live on the north side of Indianapolis and my prices range from $5 to $125.

Be on the lookout for  Super Sales the week after Thanksgiving, every day! Each sale is valid for 24 hours only. They will be announced each morning. 

Use coupon code SMILE10 for 10% off your order through October 31st {perfect if you're getting a head start on your shopping!} 


Artful Tea

 Artful Tea offers Luxury Loose Leaf Tea in 75 different flavors including black, green, oolong, white, herbal, rooibos, mate & pu-erh. Prices range from $10 to $40 for a package of loose tea that will make about 40 cups of tea. Individual handmade tea samples available (starting at $9 for 6 flavors)

Our special for the holidays is our "Tea Advent Calendar Kit" of 24 individually handmade tea samples, plus 24 clothespins and 12' of jute string for hanging, all beautifully gift packaged ($42.80). It makes the perfect gift for any tea lover!

~ Our physical shop is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Santa Fe Farmers Market
~ Online shops at Etsy, Square Market and on
 Use coupon code WITHASMILE4TEA for 15% off until Nov 30, 2014


Bindhi & Brutus

  We sell handcrafted beauties for your outfits- from scarves and statement necklaces to earrings and bracelets. 

– How Our Shop Began –––––––

We, Nina & Christine, met in early 2013. We became fast friends who talked for hours about fashion, accessories, and design.
A few months later, we took the plunge we had been talking and dreaming about – we started making our own jewelry. The pieces we made were exactly what we wanted to wear and add to our outfits. We continue to follow our heart with all the new pieces we create.

––––––– Our Shop Name –––––––

We'll be totally honest here – we ♥ our cats. Our little furballs are Bindhi & Brutus. Hopefully there's no judgement against our crazy cat lady ways. We can still be friends, right?

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Dette Cakes

  Hello and welcome to our little shop! In this shop you will find a collection of baby/kids accessories as well as rustic, vintage inspired pieces made out of reclaimed pallets. We love to make custom orders so please let us know if you'd like us to create something special for you!


  Be sure to check out each of the shops above and come back next week to see 6 more fabulous handmade shops!


Amy Cornwell said...

Love these shops! Such cute things. Thanks for including me!

Karen Gardiner said...

Katie, thanks so much for including ArtfulTea here! It's always a delight to see all the goodies in your Holiday Gift Guide!